January 19, 1930 - December 16, 2021
William Russell ‘Pete’ Walker passed away peacefully on December 16th, 2021, family at his side. Pete was born on January 19th, 1930 in Apex, NC. He grew up in the Salem community and attended Apex school, grades 1st-12th. He served 2 years in the US army, where he was stationed in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland and Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Pete was a very successful cabinet maker, operating Walkers Cabinet Shop for over 32 years. He provided custom cabinets for many homes in the Triangle area since 1962. Pete had a great love for traveling. Whether by car or on a tour bus, he and Nancy thoroughly enjoyed the adventure of seeing the beauty of the United States and visited 44 states. Other favorite pastimes were model trains, yard work, gardening, and watching sports. Upon his retirement he took great joy in creating a beautiful yard and mowing the grass, even when he was physically unable to do many other things. Pete endured many physical trials in his life. However he never complained, always enjoyed his life, and maintained his sense of humor even to his final days. Pete is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Nancy Lawrence Walker. She faithfully attended to his every need as his health declined. Pete is also survived by his children Sherry Johnson (William), Lisa Jones (Jerome), Angie Miller (Gary), Rusty Walker, and Kristi Hahn (Scot). Pete was blessed to have 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Pete is also survived by his sisters, Nannie Lou Becker and Faye Tindal (Eddy) and several nieces and nephews. In addition, Pete is survived by Nancy’s children, Tony Tingen, Alan Tingen, and Becky Herman (Bruce) and their 6 grandchildren and 11 great-grand children. Pete was preceded in death by his parents Eddie Russel and Enda Wilson Walker, his brother Norwood Walker, and sister Judith Reynolds, and his grandson Kurt Walker. Pete had an amazing capability of showing love to all his many family members. A funeral service will be held Sunday December 19th at 1:30pm at Olive Chapel Baptist Church where Pete was a member for over 67 years. When his declining health prevented his physical attendance Pete worshipped with the Hayes Barton congregation via their television broadcast. The family would like to thank UNC Hospice for their quality care and kindness in his final weeks of life. He was also blessed to have many caring health professionals over his last 20 years. Pete desired that in lieu of a visitation, persons might honor him by gathering with their own families and enjoying a meal and conversation together. Certainly the holiday season will offer opportunity to cherish loved ones and restore relationships. In lieu of flowers, memorials gifts may be made NC Baptist Men Disaster Relief at Baptists on Mission, PO Box 1107, Cary, NC 27512-1107.
William Russell ‘Pete’ Walker passed away peacefully on December 16th, 2021, family at his side. Pete was born on January 19th, 1930 in Apex, NC. He grew up in the Salem community and attended Apex school, grades 1st-12th. He served... View Obituary & Service Information
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